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Mengler Family Wines Unoaked Chardonnay ‘Christine’s Selection’       New Arrival!

2018 Stuhlmuller Vineyards Block 3, Alexander Valley, California

Best of Class Winner at the 2019 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge, this wine is clean and focused. It is made in the Chablis style for their daughter, Christine, who prefers an unoaked Chardonnay. The fruit is hand picked and foot stomped, then fermented and aged in stainless steel. It is brilliant and elegant with medium body and good acidity leading into a crisp finish. CALIFORNIA CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE VINEYARD. $26.99/btl

 

Backsberg Pinotage Rosé        New Arrival!

2018 Paarl, South Africa (100% Pinotage)

Not very expressive on the nose, it has hints of melon, strawberry and a touch of grapefruit. Red fruit flavors of cherry and strawberry give way to minty freshness with hints of melon. The palate is light and zippy, with good, bright acidity lending superb freshness to the palate and through the mouthwatering finish. A crushable wine for beach days, outdoor concerts and barbeques. SUSTAINABLY FARMED. $17.99/btl

 

Three Rivers Winery “River’s Red Wine”

2015 Columbia Valley, Washington

Merlot (32%), Sangiovese (31%) and Malbec (30%) make up the majority of this blend, with the balance Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Aromas of currant, plum and herb are followed by plump cherry flavors backed by lightly grainy tannins. It provides appeal and value, especially at only $16.99/btl

 

Parrone Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Colchagua Valley, Chile (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Carmenere)

This cabernet casts aromas of ripe cherries, cassis and black pepper. On the palate, it shows toasted oak, wild plum and spice. With soft, well-integrated tannins, good acidity and lots of extraction, this medium-to-full bodied wine has nice balance and complexity. It has a lengthy finish with fruit and toasted notes. Serve with red meats, meat sauces, oven roasted meats, or grilled Portobello mushrooms, eggplant and zucchini. $12.99/btl

 

Homefire Cellars ‘Perfect Stranger’ Zinfandel          New Arrival!

2016 Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
Homefire produces high quality, small lot Dry Creek Valley Zinfandels. These are handmade Zins with remarkable flavor, complexity and pricing. The fruit comes from an eastern-facing slope in the Alexander Valley. Lush notes of blackberry, cherry and vanilla aromas swirl out of the glass. It is aged it in oak for a year and a half and a little Petite Sirah is added to round it out. Once you taste it, there’s really nothing strange about it at all. You are just left with “perfect.” $17.99/btl

 

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Seamus Doctor’s Vineyard Pinot Noir

2014 Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California

This oh-so-smooth, luxury pinot noir is a uniquely pure expression of the Swan clone of Pinot Noir from sunny "Doctor’s Vineyard" in California's lovely Santa Lucia Highlands. Open a bottle and enjoy aromas of cola, ripe black cherry, and delicate lavender as they awake your senses. On the palate, this fruit-forward pinot first offers clean, pure, juicy red fruit fol­lowed by cherry-vanilla and smooth tannins on the mid-palate, with well-integrated oak notes following and throughout. The smooth, lingering mouthfeel persists, and leaves you wanting more and more. Doctor's Vineyard  Pinot Noir is the first varietal of Séamus wines to be SIP certified (Sustainablility in Practice). $64.99/btl

 

Bodegas Pincela “1985 El Origen: Herencia Martina”       Organic

2015 Ribera Sacra, Spain (100% Mencia)

This wine is only made in the best years. Fermented in stainless steel tanks with zero intervention, this wine expresses the true “terrior” of the land. Ripe red currant and blackberries on the nose. Earthy with black pepper and spices. Savory with notes of tart currants and blackberry preserves. Soft tannins and a long persistent finish. Great with roast meats, stews and strong cheeses. $49.99/btl

 

Westerly Wines Cote Blonde

2014 Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, California (95% Syrah, 5% Viognier)

Simultaneously picked on multiple days in mid-September, both the red & white fruit were destemmed, hand-sorted and then co-fermented together with indigenous yeasts in concrete tanks. The tanks were punched down 3 times a day for two weeks, and then drained and pressed to 500 liter French oak puncheons, 70% of which were new. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel. The wine was racked to blend after 8 months, and remained in barrel for a total of 18 months. Bottled unfined & unfiltered in June of 2016. The 2014 Côte Blonde is a compelling, very expressive wine that is just beginning to reveal what it will ultimately deliver. The Viognier adds a subtle white flower component to the exotic aromatics, while the palate is soft, juicy, and pure Syrah in nature. Dark fruits shine through, with a touch of liquorice and spice rounding out the bright and balanced mouthfeel. Forward and precocious now, the wine will continue to unfold and develop over the next 10 years. $44.99/btl